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Rail News: September 2003

September 30

Appellate court denies BNSF's attempt to halt workers' class action E-business: CSXT rolls out online tool providing local carload schedules Tranz Rail names Fouhy new acting CFO CSXI to slash October fuel surcharge 0.7 percent

September 29

Congress, freight-transportation industry need to address capacity constraints, ITI's Finkbiner says Senate approves TEA-21 extension KCS to speed up trains through Louisiana town Amtrak's Illinois services record August, year-to-date ridership increases USDOT provides grants to speed regional responses to haz-mat incidents NJ Transit begins testing light-rail extension Trinity Industries boosts borrowing power Transport Canada to fund Quebec North Shore passenger-line safety improvements

September 26

NS offers voluntary 'separation' program to non-union employees Short-term TEA-21 extension approved Mexican Competition Commission extends authorization of KCS' TFM purchase-deal with TMM BART to implement regional smart-card program BNSF employees honored for moving Army equipment during Iraqi conflict LIRR names longtime employee Dermody president TTCI sets March dates for annual research review PlasTie begins producing plastic-coated wood ties

September 25

BNSF attracts industrial development AAR committee sets event-reporting compliance schedule BNSF grants UP trackage rights on three lines Johnstown America promotes three engineers

September 24

KCS' board blesses legal action to enforce TFM deal with TMM DART approves FY04 budget, implements service changes British Columbia receives three BC Rail bids MBTA completes seven-year Aquarium Station renovation UP a top employer of working mothers, magazine says League of Railway Industry Women honors two members Study: Washington state better off by buying Watco short line

September 23

RSI convention: Expect more supplier consolidation, BNSF's Rose says CSXI adds direct lanes between Cincinnati, two Florida cities BMWE to poll members on proposed Teamsters merger Graham-White obtains Amsted's air-brake division Robins to head Rutgers' renamed transportation center

September 22

International Rail Planning Conference: Economies would reap benefits of worldwide shift to scheduled rail operations, CPR says Caltrain restructures fares, launches new proof-of-payment system Florida East Coast Industries reclassifies common-stock shares Bombardier obtains contract from Montreal railway Swedish National Rail Administration to accept bids for Citytunnel project Sales team changes at steel-tie producer Narstco

September 19

New rail business on tap: Bottle manufacturer selects site on OmniTRAX Colorado line Transit agencies clean up after Hurricane Isabel Raritan affiliate inks long-term switching pact to facilitate transload development California to reduce Capitol Corridor transit times Atlanta to be designated 'Freight Rail Smart Zone' Bombardier obtains car orders from Brussels transport authority Canadian research center opens international HQ for vehicle-track systems group

September 18

Eastern railroads, USDOT get ready for Hurricane Isabel's wrath Transit agencies prepare for Hurricane Isabel UP to add trains, raise speed on revamped Illinois line Crossing safety: KCS targets relocations and closings, provides police officer training Alaska Railroad obtains contract to move South Korea-bound coal Louisville & Indiana to serve new steel customers

September 17

BNSF shuffles part of operations management deck LA MTA, UTU extend current contract to avert strike BMWE to stage one-day protest to support Amtrak In memoriam: Former BLE General Chairman McDaniel Sacramento Regional Transit begins light-rail extension White paper: Three shipper organizations share container-security ideas Tri-County Metropolitan District of Oregon to open extension ahead of schedule Hansen Inc. adds ASF-Keystone's friction draft gears to subsidiary's product line Sound Transit completes intermodal station ASME, IEEE seek technical paper/presenters for 2004 joint rail conference

September 16

U.S. attorney accuses four current, former UTU officers of racketeering, bribery, mail and wire fraud BRS members ratify agreements with Class Is, Ohio regional BNSF Logistics purchases freight forwarder M.R.S. Pacer places cartage operation under Pacer Stacktrain umbrella Cattron-Theimeg appoints Franc to head railroad sales

September 15

BMWE to poll members on potential Teamsters merger California transit agencies obtain USDOT grants Railroads doled out slightly fewer damage/loss payments in 2002, AAR says Port Authority to invest in rail cars, signal system, facility repairs R.J. Corman to acquire CSXT's 'Old Road' Kentucky line Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority relocates bus terminal to improve rail access British Columbia to review BC Rail take-over proposals 'behind closed doors,' labor federation says President Bush nominates three to Amtrak board Schneider National appoints two VPs to help spur western intermodal business

September 12

CSXT's Crown retires; Ward assumes top operating officer duties Sacramento Regional Transit's light-rail extension almost ready for revenue service CANAC, RailPower team up to market hybrid switcher featuring remote controls NJ Transit approves funding for additional parking CSXI, UP add Laredo to intermodal program's location line-up Sound Transit's Tacoma Link light-rail line exceeds ridership projections Alameda Corridor authority to consider lending a hand to other regional transportation projects Long Island Rail road awards signal-system contract NIT League names former fill-in president Gatti EVP

September 11

Summer safety campaign helps BNSF reduce year-over-year injuries Senators ask FRA to audit locomotive remote-control safety, UTU says CSXT to transform Atlanta business park into key southeastern rail center CN celebrates opening of larger Winnipeg intermodal terminal KCS relocates power planners to Louisiana locomotive shop

September 10

Clear and present danger: Terrorism threat to rail corridors 'is real,' report says Northstar Corridor coalition launches petition campaign North Vancouver officials to provincial magistrate: 'Stop sale of BC Rail' LA MTA names Thorpe project manager TTCI to test slab track for freight-, high-speed rail compliance Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad employees ratify contract National Mediation Board appoints Dowling associate general counsel Survey: Americans' commuting times hold steady Schook to head RailComm's sales, marketing

September 9

BNSF to generate business from proliferation of wind power Tranz Rail's board backs Toll Group's latest takeover bid Indiana Rail Road creates scheduled service to retain large customer 3PL expands U.S.-to-Mexico intermodal-service coverage

September 8

Senate subcommittee schedules hearing for S. 919 'rail-competition' bill House, Senate committees consider FY 2004 transportation funding BNSF's prevention programs help control freight-damage claims NJ Transit opens transfer station for weekend service CPR to advertise Vancouver line's availability under federal abandonment procedures Amtrak to upgrade online booking system Rail-car outlook: Rising demand will continue to constrain production capacity, EPA says

September 5

AAR August traffic tally: U.S. roads continue to ride 'carloads down/intermodal units up' roller coaster Senate committee approves $1.35 billion in FY2004 for Amtrak CN to raise some rates next month Progress report shows transit systems in need of investment Florida East Coast boots up new Web site Sound Transit to receive federal Central Link funds Test data prompts RailPower to tweak its hybrid switchers Johnstown America obtains coal-car order from Georgia power supplier FRA grants $5.2 million to 10 states for crossing improvements along high-speed rail corridors

September 4

KCS' lawsuit 'is without merit,' TMM says APTA nominates Greater Cleveland RTA president as chairman BNSF receives American Honda's service award for sixth-straight year NS Police special agent joins FBI's terrorism task force NIT League appoints Ulm treasurer until November elections

September 3

KCS seeks Delaware court injunction to 'preserve positions' during dispute-resolution negotiations with TMM BNSF installs electronic monitoring system to gauge fuel usage, expenses STB: Wheeling & Lake Erie's line acquisition won't affect employees Pacer adds northeastern stops to Midwest-to-Mexico intermodal service Wabtec Global Services markets wireless car-repair billing system

September 2

KCS to 'assert legal rights' to enforce TMM agreements LA MTA approves six-year plan Tranz Rail improves financial health during latest fiscal year, quarter New Texas law enables DART to issue fare-evasion citations North American Technologies obtains second Texas plant to produce TieTek ties << Previous Next >>
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